Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple versions from various countries.

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Jacques Bodoin ...
 Pollux (voice)
Serge Danot ...
 Ambroise (voice)
Micheline Dax ...
 Azalée (voice)
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 Pollux (voice)
Christian Riehl ...
 Pollux (voice)
Eric Thompson ...
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Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple versions from various countries.

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When the British version was first shown to the French film-makers, they thought that the British name Dougal for their character Pollux was intended to poke fun at French president de Gaulle. See more »

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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.9 (1988) See more »

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Trippy kids fun
28 June 2000 | by (York) – See all my reviews

Originally made for European TV, this achieved cult status when finally screened in Britain thanks to Eric Thompson's narration. Yes, it was Emma Thompson's dad who turned this into such a smash and the whole thing was rejigged again in 1990 when Nigel Planer took the voice over duties.

Still great fun for those kids who have now grown up and are watching it with their own children.

The animation is simple but effective and Thompson's scripts are deliciously witty. His voices for ever pompous Dougal, the sugar- munching dog and cocky Brian the snail never fail to engage.

Other characters such as Florence, Ermintrude the cow and Dylan, the hippy rabbit help round out one of the finest kids shows ever.

Track down Dougal and the Blue Cat if you want some feature length fun. Failing that, the five minute adventures are great fillers.


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